Despite the fact the Government has yet to publish the draft Battery Recycling Regulations which were promised last July, BatteryBack is on track to have more than 1,000 free collection points throughout the UK by Christmas. In addition, a number of major retailers are aiming to launch BatteryBack in the New Year.
Government delays may mean that the implementation of the Regulations is delayed until late in 2009 and could result in Britain being fined by the European Commission. Nevertheless, WeeeCare is committed to helping to fund customers to promote battery recycling.
Simon Perfect, Commercial Director of WeeeCare Pic, explains:
“We want to do this to ensure that Britain is best placed to meet its legal commitments, as set out in the EU’s Battery Directive.
“As we already have the lowest cost model in Europe and we are ready to go, it seems odd that the Government is risking being fined. Further delays will cost producers, retailers and, eventually, users more.”